County sees major decline in June sales tax allocations



PLEASANTON EXPRESS GRAPHIC

PLEASANTON EXPRESS GRAPHIC

On June 10, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar sent cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $690.4 million in local sale tax allocations for June 2020. That amount is 11.7% less revenue than in June 2019. These allocations are attributed to the sales made in April by businesses that report tax monthly.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread social distancing requirements were in place across much of the state of Texas in April, leading to the steepest year-over-year decline in allocations since September 2009.

Local revenue

When looking at the local sales tax allocations for our area, Atascosa County and its respective cities saw a drastic decrease in revenue. The county received $410,669.95 in revenue this month. That’s 45.95% less than June 2019’s revenue of $756,211.24. The majority of that is attributed to the decline in business across the county due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As for the cities in the county, each saw a steady decline in revenue due to the shutdown as well. Please see respective numbers in the graphs provided.

The monthly sales tax allocations you see in the graphs were pulled from the Texas Comptroller’s Monthly Sales Tax Allocation Comparison Summary Reports at www.comptroller. texas.gov.

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